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June 27, 2016

What's a High-Quality Assessment Item?

A new report from researchers at Stanford University that identifies the design features of high-quality test can shift the focus of the debate on testing to where it belongs: on what tests measure and how they measure it.

June 10, 2016

A Diploma for Deeper Learning: A System for 22nd-Century Skills

The International Baccalaureate serves as a model for a "subsystem" that would encourage schools to adopt project-based learning and certify that students have attained deeper-learning competencies, Jal Mehta argues.

May 23, 2016

'Uberizing' Assessment: Why the Trust Economy Could Provide a Model for Schooling

In this blog, Jenny Poon explains how Uber and Airbnb could provide a model for a future of locally driven assessments.

May 03, 2016

NAEP Results: Gaps in Opportunities to Learn?

Results from the twelfth-grade "nation's report card" suggest that high performers and low performers have varying classroom experiences.

March 31, 2016

Four Strategies for Integrating Performance Assessment in State Systems of Assessment

New federal law creates opportunitiues for states to integrate new forms of assessment into state systems and measure a broader range of student competencies.

February 18, 2016

How to Turn Low Performance Around: Lessons From PISA

A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development identifies the characteristics of students who perform poorly on an international test.

February 16, 2016

Assessing Deeper Learning: New Evidence About Common-Core Tests

Two new studies provide heartening information about the extent to which new assessments measure deeper-learning competencies.

November 18, 2015

College-Readiness Assessments: Be Careful What You Wish For

An effort by the New Tech Network to implement performance assessments has reaped benefits, but carries with it some challenges.

October 23, 2015

Habits of Success: Seeking the Invisible Thread

A school network has developed a broad and comprehensive assessment system to measure all of the qualities that lead to student success.

September 18, 2015

A Peek Inside New Hampshire's Performance Assessment Pilot

In an interview with CCSSO's Jennifer Poon, New Hampshire teacher Jennifer Deenik describes what it's like to teach in a school, district, and state pushing the boundaries on student assessment and accountability.

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